Training and Publications

I provide trainings and presentations to clinicians and educators and guest lectures in university and college settings on attachment-based and trauma-informed family, individual and couples work with parents of trans/non-binary/gender questioning youth.

Conference Presentations, Trainings and Lectures:


  • “Working with parents of trans / non-binary youth from a trauma-informed and attachment-focused lens” for Central Toronto Youth Services’ Canada-wide FIT Facilitators Training, online training, September 21, 2020


  • “Families in transition: Supporting families of trans youth” Canadian Professional Association of Transgender Health (CPATH) Biennial Conference, with LeeAndra Miller,  Vancouver, BC, October 28, 2017 (remote presentation)
  • “Mental health interventions with trans youth and their families: Gender 101″ and “Attachment- informed counselling with trans youth and their parents”, for Frontenac Youth Services, Oshawa, Ontario, May 23 and June 20, 2017
  • “Trauma- & attachment- informed counselling with trans youth/young adults and their parents,” for Huronia Highlands branch of OASW, with Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO), Barrie, Ontario, May 30, 2017


  • “Families in transition: Supporting families of trans youth” Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) Annual Conference, with LeeAndra Miller,  Toronto, ON, November 21, 2016
  • “Transforming transphobia: Affirming social work practices with trans and gender diverse communities,” Annual Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) Provincial Conference, with Jordan Zaitzow, Toronto, ON, November 11, 2016
  • “Attachment and trauma-informed counselling with trans people and their loved ones,” Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, with Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO), Whitby, Ontario, October 27, 2016
  • “Working with trans youth and their families,” Ontario Educators Conference, with LeeAndra Miller, Toronto, Ontario, April 29, 2016
  • “Working with parents of transgender youth”, guest lecture, SWP 923: Family Violence, School of Social Work, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, April 5, 2016
  • “Coming home: Strengthening the families of LGBTQ youth”, Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) Conference, with LeeAndra Miller and Lorraine Gale, London, Ontario, March  10, 2016
  • “Working with transgender youth and their parents”, Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS), agency training, with LeeAndra Miller, Toronto, Ontario, January 19, 2016


  • Yeh, D., Elin, L., Miller, L., O’Connell, K. & Sears, R. (2017). Central Toronto Youth Services. In A. Abramovich & J. Shelton (Eds.), Where am I going to go?: Intersectional approaches to ending LGBTQ2S youth homelessness in Canada & the U.S. (pp. 99-113). Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.
  • Contributing author for “Families in TRANSition: A Guide for Parents of Trans Youth (CTYS, 2016), with LeeAndra Miller,
  • Wehbi, S., El-Lahib, Y., & Elin, L. (August 2009). Neo-colonial discourse and disability: the case of Canadian international development NGOs, Community Development Journal.

Contact me for more information about booking a professional development training or lecture.

Lindsay Elin (she/her)